Monty Hall

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Monty Hall

Monty Hall in the 1970s
Born Monte Halparin[1]
August 25, 1921 (1921-08-25) (age 94)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation Game show host, actor, producer, singer, sportscaster
Years active 1953–present
Spouse Marilyn Plottel
(m. September 28, 1947-present; 3 children)[1]

Monte Halparin, OC, OM (born August 25, 1921) or Monty Hall is a Canadian television producer, actor, singer, comedian, and sportscaster. He is best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Hall was born Monte Halparin in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 25, 1921.[2] He studied at St. John's High School.[3]

The Monty Hall problem[change | change source]

Since Hall was on Let's Make a Deal, Hall's name is used in a probability puzzle known as the "Monty Hall problem", which examines the counter-intuitive effect of switching one's choice of doors, one of which hides a prize, if "Monty" reveals an unwanted item behind a door the player did not choose.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Monty married Marilyn Plottel in 1947. They have three children.

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